"Virginia: Officials Unveil Climate Plan After Election"

"The impact of Virginia's election results became suddenly clear yesterday, as state regulators unveiled a proposal to join a regional cap-and-trade program and to slash carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent over the next decade.

Tuesday's election cemented a directive by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) in May ordering the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to craft a plan for reducing the commonwealth's emissions (Climatewire, May 17). State regulators went forward with that order on Tuesday, just as Ralph Northam (D) was sailing to a decisive win over Republican Ed Gillespie in the gubernatorial race.

The climate issue was a point of contrast in the campaign. Northam promised to pursue policies to reduce emissions, while Gillespie pledged to roll back McAuliffe's order."

Benjamin Storrow reports for ClimateWire November 9, 2017.


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Source: ClimateWire, 11/10/2017